This Halloween play a game we all know and love - Simon Says, but this time it's with a spooky twist - Dracula Says! It's time to pretend to put on a cape, walk like a zombie, howl like a wolf, walk like a spider, make someone jump, cover your eyes in disgust and more. But remember you should only listen to Dracula!
A game of Dracula Says help young kids develop some key skills. As well as being fun it helps to develop body awareness, a better understand of following instructions, impulse control and sportsmanship. It's also really easy to play. Let us remind you of the rules.
How to play Dracula Says - a Simon Says Game.
Choose a player to be Dracula and give them the bowl, or bag, for drawing the cards. If you have a cape for them to wear even better. All other players should gather in a circle.
Dracula should draw a card one at a time from the bowl, reading the command aloud to the group. For the most fun and to add some confusion, cards are best when read in quick succession. Players must only obey the command when it starts with the phrase ‘Dracula says’.
If you follow a command that doesn’t begin with ‘Dracula says’ you are out of the game.
Be careful - there are some cards where other characters may give you instructions! You should only listen to Dracula!
The last player standing wins! Ready to play?
Example Dracula Says Cards
- Shout the word Danger!
- Move in slow motion
- Pretend you are caught in a spiders web
- Hold a silly pose
- Move like a robot
- Rub your tummy and pat your head
- Whisper your name
- Jump on one foot while clapping